Following your passions, against all odds | Tharanga Goonetilleke & Nathan Brandwein | TEDxGateway

Opera Performance by: Tharanga Goonetilleke & Nathan Brandwein Critically acclaimed soprano Tharanga Goonetilleke (TED Fellow) takes us through a personal journey of following her Passion; the good and the bad, the ups, downs and all in-between. As a South Asian treading an unlikely path in the world of Opera, Tharanga scatters stereotypes by simply walking on stage and giving into her Passion. Tharanga Goonetilleke, Soprano Critically acclaimed soprano, Tharanga Goonetilleke’s performances have been praised by the Washington Times as ‘Magical’ and her voice by The New York times as ‘appealingly rich’. Nathan Brandwein is known for his work on The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006) and Live at the Met: From Stage to Screen (2015). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at